|Others:||Lumbard and Modenese|
(ascended in 1995)
|Prime Minister:||Ivano Scaglieri|
|Established:||YEAR, DECREE OR REASON|
|Organizations:||Part of Italy|
Located in the Italian heartland between Parma and Modena, Correggio has a rich history.
The head of state is the Prince (currently Alfio XXIII). The people elect a 24 member Parliament every 4 years, who then elects Prime Minister. Ministers are appointed by Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is Ivano Scaglieri, Democratic Left, elected in February 2002. The government is a coalition of the Democratic Left, the Italian Socialists and Liberal Democratic Union.
The Corregeschi family were made Imperial Hereditary Vicars of Correggio in 1309. They held to the town, becoming princes in 1692. The Salic Law is present still today. Napoleon conquered it in 1801 and it became part of the Aemilian Department. It regained its independence with the break-up of the Republic of Lombardy. In 1950 a local patissier invented a new way of making lollypops. In 1978 a condom factory was established, giving work to 2200 people.
Various manufacturing small businesses. The economy is dominated by 3 large factories: one of condoms, one of air-conditioning machinery and the world's main lollypop manufaturer (92% of world consumption).
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